Cotto & Martínez Media Tour Starts March 10

PhilBoxing.com
Tue, 25 Feb 2014

MIGUEL COTTO and SERGIO MARTÍNEZ WORLD TITLE MEDIA TOUR STARTS MARCH 10. Boxing Icons to Host Press Conferences in Puerto Rico, New York, Los Angeles and Buenos Aires

NEW YORK (February 24, 2014) — Three-division world champion and the Pride of Puerto Rico MIGUEL COTTO and World Boxing Council (WBC)/The Ring middleweight champion and Argentina’s favorite son SERGIO “Maravilla” MARTÍNEZ,

will begin their promotional roadwork on Monday, March 10 with a four-city, two-hemisphere media tour to announce their eagerly-anticipated fight for the World Middleweight Championship. Cotto vs. Martínez will take place on Saturday, June 7, at the “Mecca of Boxing,” Madison Square Garden. The fight will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View®, beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

Cotto will attempt to become Puerto Rico’s first four-division world champion while Martínez, who has never lost a world championship fight, defends the title he first won in 2010. Both gladiators boast a combined record of 89-6-2 (59 KOs) – a winning percentage of 92% and a victory by knockout ratio of 66%.

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Bradley to prove win over Pacman no fluke

WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley is out to erase doubts about his controversial win over Manny Pacquiao about two years ago.

Bradley escaped with a majority decision over Pacquiao, which sparked outrage from most boxing observers and fans who thought the Filipino dominated the bout.

In an interview with Chris Mannix of SI.com, Bradley recalled the ordeal he went through after that fight.

“Look, my life and career went down the drain after the first Pacquiao fight. I didn’t want to revisit that dark cloud just yet. I wanted to fight a legend in Juan Manuel Marquez. I wanted to beat the guy who beat Pacquiao,” he told Mannix. Continue reading